Dr. L Waggoner, MD

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Dr. L Waggoner, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Spokane, WA and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Waggoner has more experience with Heart Conditions, Adult Congenital Heart Conditions, and Cardiac Electrical System Procedures than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson U, Medical College medical school in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Gritman Medical Center and Kootenai Health. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Waggoner to book an appointment.

Dr. Waggoner

Rockwood Kidney and Hypertension Center North

605 E Holland Ave Ste 212 Spokane, WA 99218
Accepting new patients

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Waggoner

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Waggoner treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Waggoner treats other conditions, please contact the office at (509) 724-4100.

Heart Conditions

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Dr. Waggoner is experienced in the area of Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Treatments
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Heart Disease
Sinus Bradycardia
Cardiomyopathy
Cardiomegaly
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High
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Very High
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Adult Congenital Heart Conditions

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Waggoner is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Mitral Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Disease
Arrhythmias
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High
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Very High
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Cardiac Electrical System Procedures

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Cardiac Electrical System Procedures specialists.

Dr. Waggoner is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardioversion, Elective
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Echocardiography
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High
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Very High
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Dr. Waggoner's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

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(509) 724-4100

Dr. Waggoner accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Waggoner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Waggoner

5.0

Based on 33 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (32)
  • Explained conditions well (32)
  • Listened & answered questions (32)
What could be improved
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    Dr Waggoner and his staff are always pleasant and make you fell comfortable. They listen well and inform you about what they are going to do and what to expect. Will always be my cardiology provider choice.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
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    Darlene in Colville, WA – Dec 05, 2018
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    Dr. Waggoner stands out comparing to other doctors I had in the past. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
    Helpful
    Lubo in WA – Nov 16, 2018
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    Dr. Waggoner is wonderfully thorough, a great listener, and up-to-date on the latest methods and research. He's a great physician!
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
    Helpful
    Bryan in Spokane, WA – Nov 14, 2018
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    Very thorough in examination, very caring about health concerns! Made me feel very comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Waggoner!
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
    Helpful
    Bonnie – Nov 07, 2018
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    Dr. Waggoner, is the best -- caring, a good listener to your problem, kind, always there to help you with your health problems and with my experience, he has gone the extra mile to help with any other health issues/or questions. Spends extra time if I need it!!
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
    Helpful
    WA – Oct 31, 2018
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    I have been under Dr. Waggoner's care for over 13 years, I am very pleased with his Doctor / Patient professionalism! I highly recomend this Cardiologist! he is very approachable, and very thorough and informative!
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
    Helpful
    Leana Fischer in Liberty Lake, WA – Oct 27, 2018
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    Wonderful Doc, highly reccomend! Has great staff, and they respond quickly when contacted. So fortunate to have this skilled man as my doc!
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
    Helpful
    Stan in Clarkston, WA – Oct 19, 2018
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    My husband and I were so thankful for being referred to Dr. Waggoner. He, in our opinion, is one of the BEST! We have been more than pleased in the medical appointments we have had with him. He is professional, very knowledgeable, personable and caring. We are 100% happy with Dr. Waggoner and will definitely recommend him to those who have needs for a cardiologist.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
    Helpful
    Ellen – Oct 16, 2018
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    Dr. Waggoner was very personable and kind. He explained and reassured me answered all my questions. He made me feel like we are a team in my heart health.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
    Helpful
    Renee Myron in Spokane, WA – Sep 21, 2018
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    I have been a patient of Dr. Waggoner's for 10 years and my most recent visit with him was on April 9, 2018. He is the most personable physician I have ever met. He answers questions completely and always appears to have more than enough time for all ones questions. I would recommend Dr. Waggoner to anyone looking for a cardiologist.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
    Helpful
    Mary Steed in Moscow, ID – Apr 12, 2018
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    I would like to say my visit with Dr. Waggoner was outstanding all the way from the beginning and on on duction and through the testing for my aorta all was excellent. I feel that the visit with Dr. Waggoner and his staff was the best it could possibly be,
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    Helpful
    Gene Haas in Spokane, WA – Jun 24, 2017
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    Very warm and caring Dr. Easy to talk to. Thank you Dr. Waggoner
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    Helpful
    Carol Schuler in Colville, WA – May 02, 2017
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    Very kind. Took his time with me and answered any and all questions/concerns. Didn't make me feel like I was on an assembly line or he was trying to get me out of there ASAP. I would recommend to anyone with heart problems.
    What went well
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    Helpful
    BRENDA BRYANT in NORTHPORT, WA – Apr 29, 2017
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    Dr Waggoner was thorough in his evaluation and in explaining my options for a new blood thinner, as I wanted to change to one that did not require frequent monitoring. This was my third visit and as usual, he took all the time needed and was unhurried.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    Helpful
    Spokane, WA – Apr 16, 2017
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    Dr. LISTENS! he I up.
    What went well
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    What could be improved
    No results
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    Spokane, WA – Mar 31, 2017
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    Excellent in every way.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    Helpful
    Beverly mihal in Spokane, WA – Mar 29, 2017
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    Dr Waggoner is the cardiologist for both myself and my husband ( Danny Christensen) He really listens to you. We never feel like his attention is elsewhere. We never feel rushed and believe he is truly interested in us as a person, not just a patient.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    Helpful
    Penny (Pejay) Christensen in Spokane, WA – Feb 13, 2017
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    Warm and welcoming personality. Is genuinely interested in his patients' well being. Makes it easy to discuss issues and concerns.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
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    Rick Reents in Spokane, WA – Feb 03, 2017
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    I had my first appointment with Dr. Waggoner on January 31, 2017. He is very knowledgeable and thorough with his examination. He is an understanding, kind, caring and courteous doctor and I am a grateful patient. My heart, lung and I give him a big thank you!
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    Helpful
    Genevieve in Longbranch, WA – Feb 03, 2017
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    From greeting to exit, Dr. Waggoner was an active listener and probative inquirer. Since I didn't 'get' the nature of my heart issues, he used a diagram to explain aspects I'd been unable to grasp. I felt comfortable enough to share my concerns about the effect some of my meds had on me, and my angst about others suggested by another doctor. Dr. Waggoner listened respectfully, gave me his opinion, but was not dismissive of my concerns. I will check with him if I have further concerns or changes.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Diane W. Malinak in Spokane, WA 99037 – Jan 20, 2017
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    About Me

    Biography

    Dr. L Waggoner, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Spokane, WA and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Waggoner has more experience...Read more

    Specialties

    • Cardiology

    Board Certifications

    Education

    2003
    U Tex
    Fellowship Hospital
    2000
    U Washington
    Residency Hospital
    1997
    Thomas Jefferson U, Medical College
    Medical School

    Awards

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Dr. L Waggoner, MD accepting new patients?

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    What are Dr. L Waggoner, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Waggoner frequently treats Heart Conditions, Adult Congenital Heart Conditions, and Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Waggoner specializes.

    Where is Dr. L Waggoner, MD's office located?

    Dr. Waggoner's office is located at 605 E Holland Ave Ste 212, Spokane, WA 99218. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    Locations

    Practice

    Rockwood Kidney and Hypertension Center North605 E Holland Ave Ste 212 Spokane, WA 99218
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    Rockwood Heart And Vascular Center

    Rockwood Heart And Vascular Center910 W 5th Ave Ste 900 Spokane, WA 99204
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    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Waggoner is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

    Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

    Gritman Medical Center

    Moscow, ID

    79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

    Kootenai Health

    Coeur D Alene, ID

    75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

    4 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)

    Providence Holy Family Hospital

    Spokane, WA

    69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

    Providence Mount Carmel Hospital

    Colville, WA

    80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

    Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center

    Spokane, WA

    71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

    10 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)